Resurgo Trust

Transforming Young Futures

The Spear Programme works with vulnerable, unemployed young people, helping them get into work or education. With unemployment set to grow amidst the serious economic impact of coronavirus, they need our support more than ever. With your help, we can ensure they are not left behind.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 23 June 2020 to 6:00 PM, 3 July 2020

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1100885)

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Championed by The Childhood Trust


  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)


United Kingdom


The under 25s will be amongst the worst hit by the economic impact of coronavirus. At the end of last year there were over 760,000 young people not in education, employment or training and this is expected to rise sharply, with thousands more young people facing unemployment. The young people we support already face serious barriers to get into work; whether educational failure, a criminal record or struggles with mental health. They face an uncertain future and will need us now more than ever.


We have already worked with over 6,000 disadvantaged 16-24 year olds to help them find employment. Spear is a 1-year coaching programme which challenges their mindset, builds confidence and equips them with the skills they need; from CV writing to professional communication. We are currently supporting our trainees over the phone; helping them to stay resilient and apply for available jobs. When face to face sessions resume, we will support hundreds more young people to get into work.

  • “Two years I spent in complete isolation; I didn’t speak to anyone and became a mute. It wasn’t a great place to be and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, but it’s through the Spear Programme that I have finally found my voice.”

    — Ismail, Spear Programme trainee

  • "At the end of the programme, we had a Celebration event. I missed out on school and college so had never had a graduation. Being presented with my Spear certificate is one of the big achievements in my life and I am so proud of it…. Now, my life is back on track and it’s all thanks to Spear."

    — Colleen, Spear Programme trainee (name anonymised)

  • "We are excited to be supporting Resurgo’s Spear Programme, whose dedicated and compassionate team are helping young people to believe in themselves and in their full potential. Thank you Resurgo!"

    — Montpelier Foundation, Resurgo supporter

  • "I must admit I am so impressed with the whole organisation. It's well run, has great people and does a brilliant job. For some reason when I talk to friends about it I get really emotional!"

    — Nick Root, Resurgo supporter